It’s a Sunday afternoon and the British weather is as appalling as ever so out comes the Monopoly board. Many of us have spent afternoons like that and not every game ended with the board being turned over. Well, there have been many slot games dedicated to the game of Monopoly and here’s another successful one from Barcrest that gives its players plenty of chances to get top wins.
The Monopoly Bring the House Down video slot has five reels, four rows and 40 pay-lines. Those pay-lines are a fixed amount so that’s how many you will be playing on each spin of the reels. The minimum cost of playing this game is just 0.10 which is handy if playing with a low limit. The maximum bet per spin is 500, simply ensure the level you play at is one you feel comfortable with and won’t cause any financial problems.
There are four high-paying symbols and they are the pieces that everyone always argues about before a game of Monopoly begins namely the cat, dog, ship and car. Then there’s the Ten to Ace playing card symbols which are the low value ones but will keep your account balance ticking over. The wild symbol is the green house with Wild written on it in gold. It can create wins by not only substituting for other symbols but five on a pay-line win you 20 times your stake.
On each spin of the reels, Hot Zone Wild pattern spin on them. The green house and red hotels come down the screen and if landing on a Hot Zone Wild space they become wild symbols and the green house symbols can at times be upgraded to a red hotel. That can see a random multiplier of up to 5x added to all the Hot Zone symbols. If the Hot Zone house or Hot Zone hotel symbol ends up on a Monopoly symbol then they are combined. It all sounds a bit confusing and actually it is.
The free spins are a bit simpler, just get three Monopoly symbols on the odd numbered reels to win eight free spins. There’s none of those bonus symbols on the reels during the free spins so no re-triggering. If those green house or red hotel symbols appear, they become sticky wilds boosting your winning chances. Make sure you look through the paytable to get more information and definitely have some free Monopoly Bring the House Down slot machine games to see how everything works.
This action-packed online slot also has three random features in the base game. Firstly, there’s the Chance Card feature where you get to choose one of three Chance Cards to reveal a Hot Zone pattern. That is then dropped into a random position on the reels and if you manage to get green house and red hotel symbols they are wild for the next spin.
Next up in the Monopoly there’s the Bonus Selector feature where a Hot Zone pattern is randomly dropped down onto the reels. It’s decision time as you have just three seconds to decide whether to keep or ditch it. Another pattern may be offered for you to play instead and hopefully get some real cash wins from. Finally, there’s the Bonus Drop feature with more Hot Zone action taking place. If one of those patterns falls above and outside the reel window it can randomly trigger some patterns dropping down onto the reels.
With this being a Barcrest online slot, there’s the Big Bet feature to consider. This is five spins where there’s more chance of winning but the cost of playing rises. For £20 you get one pick from the Community Chest cards, two for £30, three for forking out £40 and for £50 there’s four picks. You can win cash prizes up to £50, an extra spin, a guaranteed win, hotel upgrades with a 5x multiplier, a sticky wild or the low value symbols taken off the reels for a spin. The RTP increases to 98.1 % for these spins but keep an eye on that playing budget of yours.
There are several other slot games that have similar though not as complex gameplay as this slot. You can test out the Microgaming release, ‘Pure Platinum’ which also has 40 pay-lines on its reels and is also of medium variance. It also offers its players the chance to win ten free spins with a multiplier that can reach 5x. Also try playing ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ released by NetEnt. That’s another 40 pay-line slot with a slightly higher RTP with wild and scatter symbols and a free spins round and sticky wilds too.
There are plenty of features in this slot, which is also mobile-optimised, but it’s all a bit confusing at times. You can get plenty of wins in this slot but a fair few will be from the low-value playing card symbols. It’s best to be careful with your budget and don’t get into trouble by over-playing the Big Bet feature. Give this a go though as there are some good wins to be had.